While on a walk near a pond, a gator appeared from nowhere and tried to pull Jake under the water. Mike then did a shocking thing-he followed Jake into the water!
“I previously read up on my environment and gators. I got around, thumbed him the eye, picked him out of the water so he couldn’t get anywhere until he let the dog go. And in the interim he decided, I don’t have him, I’ll bite you,” said McCoy to ABC Action News.
Both owner and pup needed medical stitches but are safe otherwise! And the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) are relocating the alligator to a safer place.
“He’s on the mend. He’s full of spit and vinegar today,” said McCoy of Jake. We’re so glad this story had a happy ending!
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